None of Kanu’s collaborators will be spared –FG

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The Federal Government has said that all persons, who collaborated with the Indigenous People of Biafra leader, Nnamdi Kanu, would not be spared.

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, disclosed this at a media briefing on Thursday in Abuja.

The minister said Kanu’s re-arrest and repatriation was made possible through the collaboration of Nigerian security and intelligence agencies.
He described the re-arrest and repatriation as “one of the most classic operations of its type in the world”.

Mohammed, however, did not comment on how the re-arrest was pulled off and in which country the hitherto fugitive leader of IPOB was nabbed.

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“What we can tell you, once again, is that the re-arrest was made possible by the diligent efforts of our security and intelligence agencies, in collaboration with countries with which we have obligations. We will continue to respect and honour the obligations,” he said

Mohammed disclosed that the forensic investigation carried out so far had revealed a treasure trove of information on the proscribed IPOB leader and his collaborators.

“While the investigation continues, we assure you that none of the collaborators, irrespective of their standing in the society, will be spared. They will all face the full wrath of the law for their activities that challenge our nation’s sovereignty and threaten its unity.

“No one, no matter how highly placed, is bigger than the country,” he said.

The minister also assured that Kanu would get a fair trial in measure with the offence he was being prosecuted over.

“It is interesting that many are suddenly calling for a fair trial for Kanu as if he didn’t get one before he decided to jump bail and flee.

“However, I can assure you that the fair deal that Kanu denied many of the victims of the violence which he willfully instigated through his broadcasts and tweets will not be denied him,” he said.

Kanu faces an 11-count charge of treason, treasonable felony, terrorism and illegal possession of firearms, among others, jumped bail in 2017 and left the country.

The secessionist leader was re-arraigned before a Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday and ordered to be remanded in the custody of the DSS.

The case was adjourned till July 26.

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